Andrew Philip ThomasBMJ 2010; 340 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c1552 (Published 26 March 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c1552
- Sandy Fraser
When first appointed to the Royal Wolverhampton Hospital as a consultant in 1990, Andrew Philip Thomas made it clear from the outset that he intended to deliver the highest quality service to as many patients as possible. In this, “APT” as he became known, was singularly successful. Those with initial doubts soon lost them. His slightly autocratic style was well considered and effective. His daily routine would start with an early morning ward round and a hand written entry in the notes, a practice he continued until his retirement in 2007 as a result of ill health. Organisational effectiveness was combined with clinical and operative skills …
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